The 2018 Climate Resilience Summit in Seattle, WA will identify strategies and catalyze action for a cross-sectoral, inclusive movement to advance climate resilience in the Pacific Northwest.
The movement to build our climate resilience has powerful implications for the future of our region – from how we deal with the increasing threats of climate disruption to how we, as a community, not only recover but prepare to thrive in the face of climate change. Sustainable Seattle will convene the third in a series of conferences under the banner of our Pacific Northwest Resilience Challenge this coming January – the 2018 Climate Resilience Summit. We invite you to join us as we examine the unique challenges, as well as opportunities, of preparing for and responding to the impacts of climate change. Climate resilience is often defined as the ability for communities, businesses, institutions, and ecosystems to bounce back from extreme events and withstand the long-term impacts of climate change. In contrast, we think of climate resilience as bouncing forward to tackle the root causes of the climate crisis while creating more equitable, just, and thriving communities. This conference will focus on issues of equity and how we can best support communities on the front lines of climate disruption.
Summit Agenda Overview:
8:00 a.m. Registration, Coffee/Breakfast
8:30 –9:00 a.m. Morning Keynote: Sen. Rebecca Saldana, WA 37th District
9:00–12:30 p.m. Session Tracks – choice of presentations and panels: Health & Food Systems • Education, Youth & Climate • Water & Energy Use • Urban Planning • Business/Financial Systems
12:30–2:00 p.m. Lunch w/Model Programs Panel: City of Seattle, Verity Credit Union, Got Green
2:30–5:00 p.m. Business/Government/Community Workshops: Building Blocks for Climate Resilience
5:00–7:00 p.m. Reception and Information Fair
More information to come, check back soon!